In this comedy, John Cusack stars as Lane Meyer, a clutz of a teenager who keeps busy with his hobbies like skiing and drawing cartoons. The only thing he loves more is his girlfriend, Beth (Amanda Wyss)--beautiful, blonde, and ever popular with boys. One might call it an obsession, and everybody does except Lane.
When Beth ditches him for jock jerk Roy Stalin (Aaron Dozier), Lane is beyond depressed. He decides that without Beth, life isn't worth living. His parents try to distract him by forcing him on bad dates, inviting over company, making terrible food, and pushing Lane into a job down at the local burger joint. He makes several failed attempts at suicide, and during that time makes a friend with the French, foreign exchange student named Monique (Diane Franklin) who is staying across the street with his boring neighbors, the Smiths.
With the help of his friend, Charles DeMar (Curtis Armstrong) and Monique, Lane realizes that killing yourself (literally and figuratively) over someone who doesn't want you is immature, pointless, and pathetic. Charles sticks by him, and Monique teaches him how to fix up the car his parents bought him, ski, and fall in love with someone who does like you without all the creepiness.
A good choice if you're looking for a short, silly film with the occasional singing hamburger (spoiler alert).